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VOL. XXVI. THE UNION PACIFIC. Report of the Government Directors. STRONGLY FAVORS THK ROAD. Account ot the Earnings and Ex penses for the Past Nine Mouths. I Special to the Herald bu the Associated Press , Washington, November 30.—The re port of the Board of Government Di rectors of the Union Pacific Railway Company has been received at the Inter ior Department, and was to-day made pnblio by Secretary Lamar. The income and expenditures of tbe lines forming th 9 Uuion Pacific system for nine months ended September 30th, last, in compari son with the same period in 1835, are tabulated us follows: Income, entire system, 4081 miles, for nine mouths: — 18*6 1885. Earnings $10,153,6(9 $18,272,613 Expenses and taxes 13,008,427 11.819,407 Surplus earnings 6,145,212 6,454,206 Income from iv vest ments 493,459 523,064 Proceeds from mls oellane's land sales 9,839 7,908 Profits on iuveatm'ts premiums, etc 715,175 Rec'd from trustees Kausas-Paciflc con solidated mortgage. 643,230 75,630 Pacific Express Com pany settlement old oontract 111,075 Total income $ 8.118.020 $ 7,060,006 Tho total expenditures of the entire system, for nine months in 1886, was $5,429,090; in 188"), .$3,797,834 Sur plus in ISS6, §2,088,927; in 18S5, $1,. 262,171; less United States requirements $500,000, §786,989; balance of sur plus for ISB6, |3,188,927, Iv com parison with the fiist nine mouths of 1885 the gross earnings show an in crease of $881,056, or 4.8 per cent. Pass enger earnings show an increase of $281,.108, or 0.6 percent. Freight earn ings show an increase of $657,777, or 5.22 per cent. Mail earnings show a decroas.- of $8740, or 1.4 per cent. Ex press earnings show a decrease of $5663, or 1.9 per cent., and miscellaneous earn ings show a decrease of $40,625, or 12.6 per cent. Operating expenses show an increase of $1,189,020, or 10 per cent. Of this increase $708,916 ia the mainte nance of way expenses, and $153,890 is in the maintenance of ear expenses. The increase in the average number of miles of tho road under operation for the pe riod in question, is less than 1 per cent. Ou the average road mileage gross earning per mile rose from $4075 in ISBS to $4230 in 1886, an increase of $155, 3 8 per cent. The Pacific Coast earniugs, which in 1885 represented 8.8 per cent, of the total earnings of the system, fell off in 1886 to a point where they represented but 7.4 per cent, of its earnings. The earnings of the system from traffic, interchanged with its branoh line system, have been kept for twelve months and were in gross $5, -220,938, or about 30 per cent, of the total earniugs of the parent company. As this traffic is done at a less average coßt than its other business. The net earnings from it are estimated at over $3,000,000, or 50 per cent, of the total net earnings. This is in addition to the net earniugs of the branch lines them selves, after paying all fixed charges, which wera $493,459 for nine months oi 1886, and indicates the vital importance of this brunch Hue system to the main system. Under the head of proposed legisla tion tbe report says it is admitted upon all sides that the existing legislation is insufficient and has utterly failed in several respect and adds that legislation has been suggested aud is now before Congress, which seems well adapted to correct all the defects in existing laws and to restore the governmmt to its true position, that of creditors. It debt is not yet due and is too large for its debtor to pay immediately if it were. Meanwhile its present security is insuf ficient, bnt the debtor has additional securities which may be pledged and a solvent business capable of paying the entire interest and part of the principal each year, if he can only be permitted to conduct and manage it in accordance with business principles and with the same freedom enjoyed by his rivals. At present the debtor is hampered both by partnership and by a cloud upon his credit, caused by the attitude of the Government. Surely it is to the great advantage of both parties that this state of affairs should cease; that a per manent adjnstment should be made which will give the Government ample security for its debts, and pay the in terest in full and part of the principal each year, nnd give to the company froe dom of action in the management of its business nud good credit iv financial centers. In discussions ot this matter in Congress and in tbe public press there has been but one serious question raised as to the proposed settlement; that is, whether or not the additional security offered by the company is suf ficient. As the oompauy withholds nothing, but offers all that it has, and as it shows the financial ability to pay the entire interest and a portion of the principal every six months, it would seem that the position of the Govern ment is bettered, even at first, to the utmost ability of its debtor to bettor it, und that it will grow stronger from year to year. Bat apart from this consider ation, the Board of Government.Directora hslieve confidently that the additional security which the company offers will place the government beyond peradventure of loss. This additional security does not compromise simply tho stocks and bonds of its branch lines many of which standing alone may pos sess but little value, but it is an absolute lieu upon ihe entire system of the main line and feeders. It is the value of this system as a whole that is to be consid ered, and not that of fragmentary or dismembered parts. It is a transporta tion machine with a largn and growing market for its products. Should the company default upon a single payment the government could foroclose and take possession of this entire property, sub ject only to prior liens oulstanding in the hands of the public. Since the date of our last report, January 30, 1886, the condition of tbe road has changed lor the better. The property as a whole is of great and increasing value. It should also be borne in mind that in a few years the falling due of 6, 7 and 8 per cent bonds in very large amounts will afford an opportunity to effect very important savings of in terest by the issue of new bonds at much lower rates. Should the Govern ment, in any event, have to assume the ownership of the system, it oonld easily take up all outstanding bonds with 3 per cent. Government bonds, which would reduce fixed charges more than one half. It seems beyond all question that thu security which the Government will have for its debt is abundantly suf ficient. The Government directors thereforo confidently und earnestly rec. oinmend an early passage of a bill now before Congress, unanimously report ed by the House Committee on Pacific railroads, which provides for a final ad justment of the debt of the Union Pa cific Railroad Company. The Govern ment directors express confidence in the present managers of the road. In conclusion the report says: "The iuteres sof the road and of the Govern, inent. respecting the future policy, are identical." The report is signed by E, P. Alexander, F. R. Condert, M. A. Hanna, Franklin MacVeagh and J. W. Sacage. AID 1 OH IKKL.IHU. Her Exiled Children l o to the Front. Lincoln, Neb., November 30.—The following circular has been addressed by President Fitzgerald to the State dele gates of the Irish National League of America in view of the present crisis in Ireland: "The Tory government of Great Britain has once more evinced its incapacity to govern Ireland by other means thau coercion. Our brethren in Ireland are again called upon to show by courage, suffering and self sacrifice that they are heirs of their fathers' hero ism. The time has come when we should prove by our actions that our hearts beat in unison with theirs in com mon love for Ireland and liberty. A few weeks siuce we promised that shou'.d England again huve recourse to coercion we would stand by them. We must now redeem that pledge. Public meetings are being proclaimed, soldier* are being crowded iuto the country to overcome, and should opportunity offer, to slaugh ter people. Prison cells await the na tion's leaders, and every engine of op pression and unconstitutional legislation is all ,vi to be used to prop up lyranuy and injustice and to cru.-h the legitimate aspirations of Ireland. We must see to it that our promise of assistance was no idle boast. Stale delegates are called upon to proceed at once to the work of the organization of Leagues in their re spective States and provinces. They should DSS every means to increase the membership of existing branches within their jurisdiction, and to devise means to promptly raise funds aud forward them to the national Treasurer, Rev. Charles O'Reilly, D. D., Detroit, Michigan, in aid of the anti-eviction fund. We must not stand idle in the face of the present crisis. Experience has proven the futil ity of coercion to crush a determined and united people. With the loyal aid of her exiled children Ireland must come out of this struggle uuconquered, un conquerable, victorious. Yours faithfully, (Signed) John Fitzgerald, President. An Interesting counterfeit. Washington, November 30.—An of ficer of the secret service recently seized fac-similie paintings of the $15 United States notes as being a violation of the laws against counterfeiting. The paint ing was on a wooden block and was so well done that it looked as though the note was lying on wood and could easily be lemoveJ. The Chief of the Secret Service Division thought the painting should be destroyed. The artist, how ever, protested against this as unjust. He represented that the painting was a work of art and was worth about $5000. Some of the Treasury officials are of the opinion that the artist is right. The question has been referred to the Solicitor of the Treasury. It is un derstood that a number of these paint ings are in existence. 'The Cholera. Bcknos Avrks, November 30.—1n the lunatic asylum here cholera cases average ten daily, while among the in habitants of the city the victims have not exceeded eight ou any day. At Rosario the condition is somewhat im proved, only twenty-eight new cases aud fourteen deaths yesterday. Iv the city of Cordova, the centre of communica tion between Buenos Ayrcs aud the upper provinces, a procession comprising 15,000 persons passed through the streets yesterday, carrying images of saints and praying for the decline of the epidemic. There wore twelve uew cases and five deaths iv the city yesterday and the population is greatly ulurtned. Dll lon's Case. DritLiN, November 30.—The case of the Government agaiust John Dillon came up for hearing to-day before the Court of the Queen's Bench. Dillon ap peared, accompanied by Lord Mayor Sullivan and Messrs. Healey and Sex ton. Dillon was greeted with tremen dous cheering by the people when he ar rived, and his passage into court was made amid enthusiastic applause. Mr. Hoaley, on bshalf of Dillou, applied for an adjournment of the hearing. Counsel for the Government made no opposition lo Healey's request, and the hearing was adjourned until December 11th. Home Bale Associations. London, November 30.—The British Home Rule Association and the Home Rule Association of the United King dom will amalgamate under the name of the Home Rule Union and support a single ticket in future elections for the purpose of assisting the Irish people in obtaining rights of local selt-govern ment. A. conference of the two associa tions is called for December 9th. Cleveland's Message. Washington, November 30. — The President's message again formed the ouly subject of discussion nt the meet ing of the Cabinet to-riay. All the members were present. It is understood that the message is complete, with the single exception of that portion relating to the naval establishment. Trouble Kxpected. San Dieho, November 30.—Indian agent J. S. Ward here has authority from Washington to call troops to assist if necessary to dispossess settlers on the reservation at Capitan Grande. Twelve families are now residing thereon aud trouble is expected. Howurd Command* lv Arizona, San Francisco, November 30.—1n obedience to instructions of the Lieuten> aut-Geueral commanding the army, General Howard has assumed command of the Department of Arizona during the temporary absence of Brig. Gen. Miles, U. 8. A. WEDNESDAY MORNIXG, DECEMBER 1, 1880. THE COAST. The Trick of a Colorado Debtor. HOW HE LEFT HIS CREDITORS. Fire and Collision Proof Railway Cars—The Stock Mar ket Boom. Mgpttial to tht. Herald by the Associated Press] Dknvkr, November 30. —The Newt, speaking of the reported absconding of Carter CottoD, says: Rumors became current upon the streets late last night that F. L. Carter Cotton, manager of tbe North Poudro Land and Canal Com pany, aud also an extensive real estate operator of Fort Collins, bad abscondid and left creditors to a large amount. The statement of facts as far as learned is thar for some weeks past Mr. Carter Cotton's numerous creditors have been becoming uneasy and were suspicious of his movements and transactions. A week ago Thursday a nuinbar of them corraled him in his office. After some talk Mr. Carter Cotton made a pretext to go out, locked his creditors in and has not since been seen in or about Fort Collius. The creditors got out by climb ing over the transom. How Carter Cot ton got away is not known. Next day Cotton was seen in Denver and here all traeeß ef him ceased. Altogether his in debtedness has been tigured up the Fort Collins bankers at $305,000, about $100, - 000 of which is claimed to be secured. Fire and Collision proof Hall way (Jars. San Francisco, November 30.—A patent has been obtained by a gentleman of this city, for what is claimed to be a tire and collisiou proof ruilway car. It is made wholly of iron and steel, and the weight will range from sixteen to twenty tons, for ordinary passenger coaches, and from twenty-two to twen ty five tons for sleepers. The floor is a single sheet of motel, and the roof also v single sheet; the beams, of rolled steel, bear the weight of resistance in case of collision, and owing to novel and pecu liar construction aud adjustment the in ventor is confident that telescoping of cars would not in any event result. Es timates show that the cost of construc tion will bo materially less than tbe cost of building wooden cars of the same size and weight. The Stock Itliimet llooin. Ban Francisco, November 30.—The stock market this morning was a repeti tion of what it has beeu for several days past, only that the business increased far beyoud the capabilities of the brok ers, aud prices advanced with greater fury than before. At the first session Ophir went from 815 to $18, Best aud Belcher touched 820, Consolidated Cali fornia and Virginia went to $39.50. At the Becond session Ophir and Best and Belcher went to $24 each, Mexico $11, Gould and Curry to $12, and Savage to 813.50. The Afternoon Stock market. San Francisco, November 30, —Best & Belcher 818, Chollar 86.75, Crocker $1.80, Consolidated California and Vir inia $39, Peerless 65c, Ophir $19, Sav age $13.50, Hale & Norcross $6.25. Con fidencesl3, Potosi 87.12 J. Sierra Nevada $10 25, Union Consolidated 87.62J, Utah 87.50, Yellow Jacket 87.30. At the afternoon session there was a sharp decline along tho Comstock line, with heavy sales. Bsst & Belcher closed at $18.50, Consolidated California and Virginia, $39, Could & Curry $8.25, Hale t&Norcrosi $6.25, Mexico $8.75. Tbe Oood Ship Belvedere tioes Down. San Francisco, November 30.—Tho following dispatch was received this morning at the Merchant's Exchange, from Neah Bay: "The ship Belvedere is ashore at Bonilla Point, and will prob ably be a total loss. All hands left the ship in one boat and the crew have not been heard from." The Belvedere sailed from San Pedro, in ballast, November 7th, bound for Nanaimo for a. cargo of cosi. She was owued by Christopher Nelson, und her approximate value was $25,000, fully insured. Bonilla Point is opposite and twelve and a half mifes dis tant from Caps Flattery light at the en trance to tho straits of Juan de Fuoa. ' Judge Haiar UH HI" Work. In Again. San Francisco, November 30.—The oustoms officers to-day made anotbe r seizure of opium. As the steamer Rio Janeiro, from China,, was ncaring Point Reyes, the cutter Richard Rush, which has been on the watch for the Rio out side of the Heads since Snnday, stopped her, and officers boarded the steamer. The vessel was searched and the otlioers were rewarded for their vigilance by the disoovery of opium valued at $3,500. On the Comstsckt. Virginia City, November 30.— -Dur ing the past week 992 tons of ore were shipped to the Morgau mill, and 1806 tons and 1620 pounds to the Eureka mill. The average value of all the ore milled during the week, according to the essays from the battery samples, was $42.17 per ton. During the week bullion valued at $101,633.27 was shipped to the office in San Francisco. Balwln Gardiner's Creditors. Sa.n Francisco, November 30.—A meeting of about sixly of tho orcditors of Baldwin Uurdiner, the absconding stock broker, was held to-day, at which it was agreed to accept thirty-seven and a half cents ou the dollar on amounts due them, as proposed by Gardiner's attor ney. It is the opinion that the remain ing creditors will also agree to the proposition. A Sad Affair. Uriah, Cal., November 30—While riding to-day, Mrs. Jas. Cox aud her niii- months' old child were thrown from a buggy by tbe team running away. Tho baby was killed, aud the lady's life is despaired of. The husbaud is a farmer, married but two years. Killed br a Horse. Maxwell, Cal., November 30.—At sundown, lost night, Gracie, the young est daughter of W. F. Baker, a farmer near town, was kicked by a horse in the right temple, and instantly killed. FOUR YEARS. •-Koiikli on Ilalu" Jonca Neil, (diced to San Q.uentlii. VI W, Jones was sentenced yssterday by Judgo Cheney to (our years' impris onment In San CJueutin for having mingled poi on in the food of several per sons. He was found guilty a few days ago, after a trial which lasted several days and which was interrupted at one time to make place for a trial as to his mental capacities. Two juries had to try ibis issue, the rirst one having faded 11 agtee, but the second one found no dfiiculty iv pronouncing the dtfeudant sane after but a few minutes consulta tion. ES. W. Jones has had a very check ered career during the hist few years of his life. On ihe 4th of December, 1884, during an altercation with his wife, Mrs. J.J. Jones, at their home in Cienega township, he took her by the throat and choked ber. aud sbe died almost imme diately afterwards. He was arrested for the murder and tried for manslaughter before Judge Cheney, ou Nov. sth, 1885. The evidence showed very few external marks, aud that of the medical experts, among whom were Dr. Nadeau, then Coroner of tbe county, who held the in quest aud post mortem examination, proved that Mrs. Jones' luDgs were very much congested at the time of the affray and that it was only necessary to subject her to a slight excitement to cause her decease. The jury in view of these facts found the defendant not guilty. Jones will be taken to tbe penitentiary to-day. THE CITY BY THE SEA. Santa Monica Una Secured lu corporate Kights. At the election to incorporate the city of Sauta Monica, yesterday, there were 108 votes ci.st, of which 98 were in favor of the measure and 71 against it. The following officers were elected: Trust ees, A. E. Ladd, E. A. Folsoni, W. H. Vuwtcr, John BtM and J. W. Scott; Clerk, F. C. McKinnie; Treasurer, E. K. Chapin; Marshal, H. C. Bagg. All are Republicans excepting the Marshal, uho is a stalwart Democrat. Lost His Eye and Got Nothing. The suit of Joussaud vs. Kraemer was tried yesterday in Judge Branson's Court. It was a suit for damages and resulted in a verdict for the defendant. Virgil Joussaud, the plaintiff, was a laborer in the employ of Kraemer Bros., of Anaheim. On the oth of Desember, 1885, he was at wotk with S. Kraemer and another man unloading hay out of a wngon. One of tho bales get stuck between two wheels and the plaintiff alleged that Kraemer, in trying to pull the bale out by means of a hay hook, was negligent and the hook struck him in the eye aud he lost it permanently. Mr. Kraemer denied that he had left the top of the wagon until after the acci dent and averred that it was Joussaud's own hook which had injured his eye. The jury believed the latter version and found for the Kraemers. Personal Mention. P. E. Tonner, of Pomona, is at tbe Pico. B. Pico, of San Fernando, is at tbe Pico. Geo. H. Fullertou, of Riverside, is at the Pico. Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Carter, of Sierra Madre, are at the Nadeau. Mr. Win. Lacy returned by the train from the north yesterday. Mr. Sam Meyer arrived home from San Francisco yesterday. Mr. aud Mrs. Clinton have returned from Sau Francisco. Geo. K. Porter, ot San Fernando, is in the city. Mr. N. C. Hawks, of Sau Francisco, has been visiting in this eify, and U now out at Sierra Madre. C. C. Olmsted, wife, daughter and Mrs. C. E. Shepbard, of Milwaukee, Wis., aro guests of the St. Elmo. W. P. Phillips, of the United Press Association, arrived from New York ou Sunday and leaves to-day for Sau Frau cisco. Miss Charlotte Mannon, who has charge of the public office of the Sunset Telepuone, is confined to her home by sickness. Dr. A. I*. Elliott and wife, of Mine apolis, Minn., are at the St. Elmo, guests of liis brother, Dr. J. S. EUiott, of Santa Monica. Mr. I. C. Curtis, connected with the Natick House since its opening, as chief clerk, has assumed the responsible posi tion of manager of the same. Colonel A. J. Muir, Assistant Division Superintendent of theS. P. Co , has re turned from San Fruncisco, and is again busy at his post in the railroad office. John Lawrence, Assistant Superin tendent of the Suuset Telephone Com pany, who has hud charge of the local telephone office for several months, goes north to-day. Mr. C. /. Culver, the Santa Aua agent, has resumed bis office in this city at 34 North Spriug street, and will rep resent the valley here during the winter. Major W. H. H. Benyard is at the Depot Hotel. The Major is in the En gineer Corps of the U. S. A. and will take the place of Col. Geo. H. Meudell as Chief of Engineers on this coast. Mrs. Charles Mead and family arrived on Friday last from St. Paul, Minn. Mrs. Mead is the youngest daughter of our well known citizen, Capt. Alfred Moore, and wife of Charles Mead, E-q., of the Sioux City and Saint Paul Rail road Co.'s service. They contemplate permanently locating here and many other Minnesotans are preparing to fol low them shortly. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Polter arrived iv Los Angeles from St. Paul, Minn., on Friday evening and intend to spend the winter here. Mr. P. is a wealthy citi zen of St. Paul and will be a great ac quisition to our go-ahead community. He is accompanied by relatives from England direct and are all first class people. We want more of such folks to help build up and improve our beauti ful city. Railroad Movement. San Diego, November 30.—Proceed ings were renewed in the Superior Court to-day by an attorney of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company to condemn the old Texas Pacific right of way through the west part of the city. The Southern Pacific succeeded by purchase to tbe rights of the Texas Pacific in tho premises. This is supposed to be a pre liminary movement of the Southern Pa cific to build a line to San Diego. EASTERN. The Cattle Growers Ask for Belief. AN EXTENSIVE CANAL SCHEME. An Indiana Man Fatally Shoots His Wife and tiien Him self. I Special to Ihe llearld bu the Associated Press. Denver, Col., November 30.—The following letter has been addressed to President Cleveland: "OliriCl lIITKRNATIONAI. 1 Uanue Association. Denver, Col., Nov. 30. J To ffU Excellency, Grover Cleveland. Preaidentof the United States: The time has come when that branch of the commercial interests of our country represented by the live stock iudustry feels that it should no longer plead for, but demand justice. lam authorized by live stock men, who have more than six hundred millions of dol lars invested in cattle alone, to respect fully call the attention of your Excel lency to the imminent danger threaten ing our herds by the existence of con tagious bovine diseases, which if once introduced to the open ranges of the West will sweep our entire interests from the eat th. I feel that lam justi fied in asking that in your forthcoming message to Congress noma suggestions may be made in the interest of legisla tion looking to the extermination of the contagious disease known as pleuro pneumonia, and such sanitary regula tions as will protect the cattle interests of the United States agaiust the impor tation of cattle from known diseased cc iters in other countries. I would further respectfully submit that, under the pooling system entered into by the transportation companies of the United Mates aud the iniquitous favoritism of the rebate system, grievous wrong i are perpetrated on the prod astro! beef and the consumer as well. That same com bination which compels millions who toil to pay an exhorbitant price for the prime necessities of life, compels the producer to accept lor his products the price which has pressed the cattle grow er to the verge of ruin. A bill now pending before Congress for the regula tion of inter-State commeroe, known as the "Reagan Bill,*' is in the iutert st of justice and equity, and the cattle indus try bespeaks for it such attention in your message as may meet your commenda tion. Respectfully, (Signeu) R. G. Head, President International Range Asso ciation. A CANAL SI 111. 111^. A feasible Water-Way of Ureal Ifenefit. Nkw York, November 30.—The Pout says: A syndicate is in process of forma tion to carry out the plans of the Atlan tic and Mexican Gulf Canal Company, which received fresh charters this year from the Legislatures of Georgia and Florida, together wich grants of valuable lands and water power. The importance of the proposed canal as a national work was urged by President Grant in two messages to Congress, in which he de clared that as valuable as the opening of this great internal water-way would be in time of pence, its existence and cus tody in time of war would bo ef abso lutely incalculable value to the nation. Surveys made by General Gilmore ex tended over two years and their results caused bin to report the canal scheme eminently feasible. As evidence of the importance of tbe enterprise to the country at large he states that no lesa than twenty-two states and territories are vitally interested in the opening of the water way, the practical results of which would iuvolve the most entire trath'o of the Mississippi valley and all its tribular es. General Gilmore state-si that tbe products along 39,000 miles of rivers and water ways already teeming with commeroe could iv this way be borne to safe and commodious harbors and that only by this route was it pos sible to avoid heavy aud almost prohib itoiy taxes on commerce necessitated by the approach to tbe mouth of the Missis sippi through the Gulf of Mexico. Tbe canal will begin at the mouth of the St. Mary's river, which forms the dividing line between the states of Georgia anU Florida. It is to run to St. Marks, on tbe Gulf of Mexico. Thence it will fol low the already existing lino of water ways, which ex end almost unbroken from that port to New Orleans. Tne advantages of this route will be a sav ing to commerce of tbe heavy rates of insurance made imperative by the dan gerous navigation of the Bahamas and reefs of Florida and in the coasting ser vice and a saving iv distance of 1-00 to 1500 miles, Ofiicial statistics go to show that the average tax on commerce through high insurance, etc, over the present route is about §5,000,000 yearly. HOBHIBLE DEED. A man Kills His Wife aud Himself. Indianapolis, November 30.—David Harris is 42 years old and has been mar ried five times. His last wife was a widow, Mrs. Jenny Wallace, and the wedding oocurred about five months ago. Tbe pair resided with the wife's lather, Alfred Jenkins. About four weeks Harris began proceedings for a divorce, but the action was withdrawn and the former relations resumed. To night the family sat down to supper. During the meal he suddenly rose from his chair and taking his wife by her hair which was hanging loose, he held her head back, placed a revolver to her fore head and fired, tbe ball passing through her head. He then turned the weapon to his own head and tired. He also gashed his throat terribly with a knife, both will die. A Steamer Burned. New Orleans, November 30.—The Times-Democrat Bayou Sara, La., spe cial says: Thu Red River and Coast Line steamboat Richard was burned at Cocodrie, forty miles above the mouth of Red river, yesterday. Tho boat and cargo, 307 bales of cotton, were a total loss. Fireman Geo. Clarke and Watch man Charles Robinson, both colored, were both drowned. Dick Hickman, cook, was dangerously burned. An American Kins;. London, November 30.—The Stand aro 1 says: It is too seriously proposed iat Sofia to nominate an American as a candidate for the Bulgarian throne. New* Notes* A marriage license was issued yestcr ciay for A. Mesmer and M. Bunch. Tho Polica Court will be held from to day and during the balance of Mayor Silence's incumbency at 9 a. m. Dick Wilson was fined 85 yesterday by Juslice Austin for committing a bat tery upon Thomas De Bourcy on the •_>9th inst. Mr. A. Phillips goes East on Satur day. He will retnrn here with one of the largest excursions of the season about the loth of the month. Application is made for a new street car line to run on New High and Buena Vista streets across the new bridge to East Los Angeles. It will run out Daly ttreet to the Arroyo Seco. The charter for the ostrich farm rail road has been fully secured. Mr. M. L. Wicks has now a controlling interest in the affair, and the grading will begin next week. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. George Remington will be pained to learn of the hopeless illness of their in fant son at their home in Etst Los Au geles. In spite of the rain of a few days ago the dust on the streets is very bad. The sprinkling carts need to be a little quicker iv their work to cover the ground. Again the air is full of rumors to the effect that the L. A. tt S. G. V. R'y has been sold out to the S. P. Co. Some conjecture that it will be built on to Riverside, passing out of the valley via Mud Springs. A little six-year-old boy named Eld ridge, whose parents reside on Kurtz street, East Los Angeles, was lost yes terday, whilst goiDg to school. It could not be ascertained last night whether he had been recovered. Some uuregenerate man was kicked out of the Uolinesi band's headquarters last night, because when the hat was passed round for contributions he tried to take out somii of the wealth instead of adding to the store. A switch engine yesterday backing out of the yard in crossing San Fernan do street at "Cape Horn," ran into a load of lumber attached to a Wilming ton train which failed to clear. The "flat" was wrecked aud the engine badly damaged. One H. B< Browu had Matilda Olivas, who Uvea on Hewitt street, arrested on the charge of battery. Justice Austin yesterday tried the defendant, and find ing that the prosecution was malicious, mulcted Brown for the costs of the cu.se and discharged Mrs. Olivas. Mrs. Aunie Woods, alias "Mother Schwartz," was again arrested yesterday evening for disorderly conduct on First street. She struck officer Lemon se verely over the temple whilst he was escorting her to jail. Mother Schwartz was suffering from au overdose ot whisky. The pigeon match which was to have taken place next Sunday at Agricultural Park betweeu J. C. Cline and M. Chick of this ci'y, aud two crack shots of San Bernardino, has been postponed to Sun day, December 12th, The reason for the postponement is that the Park will be otherwise occupied uext Sunday. Rumor has it that when the A. T. & S. F. and the S. P. Railroads made the contract some two years age, that the former compauy almost simultaneously gave the two years notice to terminate the same. This two years is now up, and hence the rush of the A. T. tfc S. F. people to complete tbeir lines to this city. On the 9th of December the colored waiters at the Nadeau House will give a grand ball at Turnverein Hall. L. Lowe, F. L. Carr and Johnny 11 inks are the managers. There certainly should be a cake walk, and 'possum should have a prominent place on the festal board. It will be a first-class affair, and a gay and happy time is expected. Prof. N. M. Wheeler, of the Univer sity of Southern California, is in the last stages of consumption at Beaumont. He came here from Lawrence Universi ty, at Appleton, Wisconsin, and re moved to this section for the sake of tbe climate. He is a young man of only 34, and a promising scholar. Col. A. H. Wands, the popular super intendent of the Temple Street Cable Railway, has resigned his position and the company has reluctantly ac cepted it. Col. Wands retires from this road with the warm wishes of all the stockholder; of the road, and doubtless his well knowu abilities aud experience as a railway manager will be secured at once by other railroad companies. The duties of superintendent of Temple Street Railroad will be assumed by W. Woods, Secretary, and Mr. Dou3las, master mechanic. A car driver was arrested on a war rant, at the instance of the Humane So ciety of Los Angeles, for having driven au over-loaded street car, a few days ago. His trial was set before the Mayor yesterday afternoon, but the defendant asked for a continuance, owing to the absence of the President of the street railway company. The oase was con tinued until Thursday, when it will be tried by Justice Austin, the Mayor, owing to his connection with street car companies, believing himself disqualified to act. The arrest was made under an ordinance lately passed. Those who were present last eveniug to hear Mr. Hogan's lecture on physical culture went away feeling well repaid for their attendance. Mr. Hogau is a forcible speaker and illustrates his sub jects well. The ideas set forth by him were that mankind in general can make themselves just what they choose physi cally by propor, simple and close atten tion to the laws of nature. Whenever aud wherever Mr. Hcgan speaks he sets forth these facts, which arc well worth remembering. He will to-night relate his experience aud conversion. He Pulls a Gaun. A colored man named Latimoro ob tained a verdict .for §82 against E. J. Baldwin, in Judge Brunson'a Court, sey. eral days ago. Ou Monday he went to Sauta Anita to talk with Mr. Baldwin, and during an altercation, the negro al leges that bis ex-boss drew a gun on him, Lutimore came back again to San Gab riel in great haste and swore out a com plaint for disturbance of the peace against Mr. Baldwin, who was arrested by Deputy Constable Dsla Osa. The trial will take plaoe this morning iv San ' Gabriel before J ustioe Bishop. no. r>o. THE REPUBLICANS. A Ticket Put up to be Defeated. THE ONLY FRENCH FOR MA YOB. Maey.Who Wants the Whole Faith, For Treasurer—Daly For City Attorney. The attendance at the Republican City Convention last eveniug at Turn verein Hall was light and there was an air of cut-aod-driedness about it which speedily convinced lookers-on that than would be no fun. With the exception of Boj cc, Burlinganie aud a few others there was a noticeable absence of the workers. Walter S. Moore, Chairman of the Re publican City Committee, called the Convention to order at 8 o'clock. J. H. Book, Secretary, read the call in a weak and faltering voice. Stately McKiuley nominated the musical C, 10. Day for Chairman. Dele gate Sonres clapped aud Day took the platform and thanked tbe mob. Don H. Appel, a Spaniard from the Rhine, was made Secretary. S. K. Adams moved that a committee of live, one from each ward, be appointed on credentials. The following were ap pointed as such committee: Adams, Wickman, Cobler, Cook and Mslntoab. Aaron Smith moved that a committee of five ou permanent organization and or der of business be appointed. Colonel Boyce amended to make the temporary officers permanent. Carried. The following gentlemen were ap pointed a com nut tee on order of busi ness: Messrs. Randall, Meredith, John son, Powers and Sinsabaugh. The Chairman left Mr. A. Smith, mover of the resolution, ofT the committee. Joe Manning said he wanted the bal lots of the Second Ward counted, aa there had been a piece of rascality com mitted iv that precinct, in that George McLain had been counted out and W. Morrell counted in. Tbe Com nit tee on Credentials] after investigating tbe rascality decided that it was a stand off and seated both Morrell and Me Lain. Thu Committee on Permanent Organi zation and order of busiueaa recommend ed that the temporary officer* be made permanent. Carried. Recommended the following ORDER Or BUSINESS. First, delegates pay titty cents each. Second, nomination of Mayor. Third, nomination of City Attorney. Fourth, nomination of Treasurer. Fifth, nomination of Tax Collector. Sixth, nomination of Assessor. Seventh, nomination of Board of Edu cation. Eighth, Chairman City Central Com mittee. Ninth, committeemen from each ward. Tenth, Councilmen. After considerable rustling and dig ging up most of the delegates managed to pay the four bit tax aud the proces sion moved on. KOU MAYOR. Mr. F. U. Emerson in a really neat speech placed iv nomination for Mayor Dr. L. VV. French. At the mentiou of tbe doc tor's name there was loud applause from Joe Manning, L. Ledbetter and Da- Garmo. Hon. H. T. Hazard in mournfnl tones, no doubt caused by the remem-barnoe of his own recent little tussle with the free born voter, seconded the nomination of Dr. French. County Recorder Gibson placed in nomination Dr. VV". G. Cochrane. See ouded by J. W. McKinley and Dr. Sinsa baugh. Fred. Stoermer tried to second the nomination of Dr. French. Mr. Velsir placed in nomination Gen eral John Mausfield. Tin- caudidates were calied oo to ex press themselves. Dr. French was the first aud said that he had been here since the woods were burnt and was a Republican. He said that as chairman of the Board of Public Works ha bed spent $200,000. A Republican said sotlo voce, "Yes, and all we had to show for it was a raise in taxes from 87 cents to $1.70." Dr. W. G. Cochrane appeare d aad made a most manly, straight forward speech. He said he had not spoken to a single delegate, but, if elouttd, he would, perform the duties of the office to tho best of his ability. W. Clayton moved that the name of each delegate be called aud he announce his vote openly. Hon. H. T. Hazard opposed thi strongly, tie said it would encourage bossism. Tho gentleman give a little exposition of the darker and tricky side of Republican politics, which showed a startling familiarity with the shades. Dr. Sinsabaugh favored Clayton's motion. He said he didn't live in the South and he wasn't afraid ufjany such ward strikers, as Los Angeles had, thumping him. Joe Manning moved that the vote ba oast by Wards. Lost. The motion to vote viva voce was lost and the rock rollers proceeded to ballot. Hazard and Gibson acted as tellers and Ed Burliugame wrote ballots for his brigade. On the first billot eighty-six votes were cast with the following result: French, .V>; Cochrane, 2.'); Mansfield, 8. Dr. French having received a majority of the votes cast was duly declared nominated. The Doctor was faintly called for aud mounted the stage. Ha made a brief speech in which lie stum bled over the word "complimentary" twice aud fell down flat on "unani mous." The Doctor, with that artistio jumbling of figures for which he was so noted while discussing financial matters iv the Council, said the city was 10,000 Republican. MINOR OFFICES. J. W.McKinley nominated J. C. Daly, Esq., for City Attorney and lie was nominated by acclamation Oscar Macey was nominate I for Treasurer by accla mation. D. W. Field for Tax Collector, John Fisher for Assessor. V. E. Day ami Mrs. Ann S. Averill f>r Board of Edu cation. J. Frankenfield was made Chair man of tbe City Central Committee with the following foroe: First Ward, F. R. Pitney; Second Ward, G. S. Da garmo; Third Ward, R. Ranuey; Fourth Ward, E. T. Powers; Fifth Ward, F. O. Teed. Tho following Couneilmou were nom inated: First Ward, Jas. VcUir. Second Ward, Capt. Stombs and John Embry. Third Ward, Cbas. R. Johnson. Fourth Ward, J. W. Browning aad John Lovell. Filth Ward, Horace Hiller. With thanks to tbe Chairman aad Secretary, the convention adjourned.